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“For Family” Challenge

April 29, 2013

Penny Black’s newest collection, Life’s Messages (link to catalog), is full of stamps perfect for projects for every member of your family (including those dear friends that we consider family!) and it has us inspired to present to you a SPECIAL challenge and a chance to win NEW stamps!

for family challenge

Create a project for or about your family!  Think Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, grandparents, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, dear friends you consider family… the list goes on and on!    Here are the details:

Who can play along?
Anyone can submit their project!  We love to see what you create with Penny Black stamps.  All levels of stampers are welcome.  You might even want to create a project WITH a family member, you know, those little ones always love to get inky. 🙂

What should I create?
Submit any type of project—card, tag, mixed media, altered art, scrapbook pages, home décor, etc.  Just be sure your submission has at least one Penny Black stamp as the main focus.

How do I submit my project?
There are several of ways to submit your project.  Pick from any of these options (and you only need to pick one):

Add it to the Penny Circle Flickr gallery with the tag “for family.”

Leave a comment on this post linking us to your blog entry or online gallery.

When you post on your blog, don’t forget to grab our graphic above to include in your post!  Simply right click and save the image.

When can I play along?
This contest is open from April 29th through midnight PST on May 19th.  We’re giving you lots of time so feel free to submit more than one project!

It wouldn’t be a challenge without prizes; right?  Three lucky winners will receive a prize package from Penny Black, each valued at $25.

And you never know, we just might feature YOUR entry here on the official Penny Black blog, Facebook or Twitter page!!

So stampers, roll up those sleeves, ink up those Penny Black stamps (and fingers if you’re like us J) and share your fabulous creations!  Oh, and did we mention we have lots of “For Family” inspiration coming your way?! Stay tuned…

50 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2013 1:25 am

    This just made me think of my Mum – & how delighted she’d be knowing that her gift started me off on a creative journey from which I’ve not looked back. Thank you.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. April 29, 2013 5:46 am

    Yay!!!! Would love to make something for my family, friends. Thank you for this great challenge. 🙂

  3. April 29, 2013 12:14 pm

    What a wonderful challenge. Here’s the link to my submission

  4. April 29, 2013 3:37 pm

    OMG!! How FUN is this going to be!! I have several nieces and when ever we get together I bring my products and we create!! =) I am GOING to LOVE being able to share this with the Penny Black Circle!! Plus, if I win this would be the PERFECT thing to give my nieces to start their own collection of stamps!! =) THANKS for sharing the FUN Contest and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  5. April 30, 2013 1:47 am

    here is the link to my Mother’s Day card using PB Stuck On You stamp.

  6. April 30, 2013 3:32 am

    Hi, I made a Father’s Day card using “Bear of all Trades” Thanks!!! Here is the link:

  7. April 30, 2013 1:26 pm

    Hi, I made a celebration card, since the sentiment will go for any occasion and I can give it to anyone Family/Friends. Please find my card and details about it on

    Thank you so much for this great and fun challenge. :-0

  8. April 30, 2013 6:13 pm

    Hi, made one more card for this fun challenge, using all Penny Black stamp. Please find all the details here

    Thank you. 🙂

  9. May 1, 2013 1:18 pm

    For some reason the “for family” tag doesn’t seem to be working for my second submission, so here’s the link to the card on my blog 🙂

  10. jmhave44 permalink
    May 2, 2013 10:09 am

    What a great theme for a challenge. I’m going to try to submit my Mother’s Day card using PB Mixed Media. Here’s a link to the blog post:
    Not quite sure how to add the graphic, and don’t have a flickr gallery. Thanks for the chance to win a prize. Love my PB stamps.

  11. May 3, 2013 3:00 am

    I made a card which you can see here
    I couldn’t seem to get it into the correct gallery on FLickr, but I’ll keep trying!

  12. Kailash permalink
    May 3, 2013 10:08 am

    A card for my little niece who will just loveeee Mindy like I do:-)
    Just for you

  13. Kailash permalink
    May 3, 2013 10:39 am

    A card made for my nephew using snap shot…another adorable image:-)

  14. May 5, 2013 1:26 am

    What’s up colleagues, pleasant paragraph and good arguments commented here, I am in fact enjoying by these.

  15. May 5, 2013 1:42 am

    Great challenge!
    Here is a link to my entry:
    Happy Crafting!

  16. Kailash permalink
    May 5, 2013 1:40 pm

    I have another entry here

  17. May 6, 2013 12:30 am

    I’ve made one for one of my best friends, she’s definitely part of my family.

  18. May 6, 2013 8:44 pm

    Here’s the link to my card Thanks for the great challenge!

  19. judka permalink
    May 7, 2013 8:08 am

    I just posted my “family” card to my blog:

    Love the theme .. we all need our family and the love they bring.

  20. May 7, 2013 10:48 am

    Great challenge, here is one of two for me.

  21. May 7, 2013 10:50 am

    Here is my second entry, same flower… LOVE this flower.

  22. Kailash permalink
    May 7, 2013 11:39 am

    I’m loving this challenge, here is another entry
    Just for you

  23. Kailash permalink
    May 7, 2013 3:55 pm

    I can’t get enough of the tiger lily stamp, so made another card here
    Thinking of you

  24. May 8, 2013 3:36 pm

    Wonderful challenge. My entry:

  25. May 9, 2013 2:50 pm

    I love this challenge. It gave me chance to create something for my daughter today.

  26. Kailash permalink
    May 10, 2013 10:44 am

    Yay, another entry for this lovely challenge
    Happy Birthday

  27. Kailash permalink
    May 10, 2013 11:26 am

    One more entry here

  28. May 14, 2013 11:04 am

    Finally, I made card for this challenge.

  29. May 14, 2013 8:16 pm

    This is my submission to the challenge:
    Family is there to catch you

    What is one of the main purposes of family? My answer: To be there if a family member is in trouble and needs help. If somebody is mean to us or we do something silly, family is always there to rescue us. That is the topic of my card “family is there to catch you”. The mouse standing in the tree blows heavily. This drives the poor hedgehog who is hanging on a balloon into the direction of the mouse sitting on a leaf. This evil little mouse has an opened and pointed clasp pin waiting to prick into the balloon. There is also a silent witness watching the scene. But there is help. The hedgehog and the cat on the grass already stretched a blanket to catch the falling hedgehog. This is family!

    P. S.: The Penny Black stamps are from the clear stamp set “critter party”. Thanks a lot for the wonderful challenge.

  30. May 15, 2013 8:45 am

    Here are 3 cards done with Penny Black stamps!

  31. May 15, 2013 9:04 am

    Thanks for the wonderful challenge!! (I added mine on Flickr.)

  32. Kailash permalink
    May 15, 2013 12:27 pm

    I have an entry here

  33. May 16, 2013 6:25 am

    Here is my entry for a dear friend.

  34. May 18, 2013 7:54 am

    Here is my entry
    Penny Black Dad card

  35. May 18, 2013 4:04 pm

    Here is my entry

    Thank you so much. 🙂

  36. May 19, 2013 6:52 am

    Thanks for the challenge! Here is my contribution:

  37. May 19, 2013 2:23 pm

    Uploaded to the gallery, what a great challenge. Here’s my money holder for my graduating niece.

  38. May 19, 2013 6:31 pm

    Here is my entry

    Thank you so much for this great challenge. 🙂

  39. May 21, 2013 8:23 am

    I guess you didn’t add the entries that were added by “comment” because i did not see anything but the ones added by flickr. i put mine on flickr after i noticed this but it would have been too late. i originally entered on 5-9, 5-14 and 5-15.

  40. Diane permalink
    May 31, 2013 8:00 am

    These stamps are some of the very best. Kudos to your designers. They are current and lend themselves to many venues.

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